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Ped, Ped2 now available with FireWire/line-out cable

imageThought Out has announced that its Ped and Ped2 iPod stands are now available with a 7-inch combination FireWire and line-out cable.

The Sik din cable connects to any iPod with a Dock Connector port and features a 6-pin female FireWire port so you can charge/sync your iPod with a regular FireWire cable, and a line level audio output (3.5mm stereo jack).

The addition of the SiK din cable adds $18 to the regular pricing of the stands—the Ped with the cable sells for $43.99 and the Ped2 with the cable sells for $57.99.

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Comments

1

wow, that makes the the Ped formally known as iPed even more appealing. although $57.99 is still a lot of money.

Posted by Lawrence Mikkelsen in New Zealand on August 25, 2005 at 4:04 PM (PDT)

2

Wimps. They caved under Apple’s pressure, after all. All over a name (iPed) that Apple doesn’t even own the trademark rights to. Fear of Steve…must be great to be able to cower in business like that.

Sure…like I’d really want to spend way too much money on so little product from a company with even less backbone.  They really should consider calling themselves iPutz. Or Out Thought.

Posted by flatline response on August 25, 2005 at 5:47 PM (PDT)

3

I agree as well, ~40-60 on a peice of metal is WAY too much, with or without a cable. I can bend a peice of metal too. In fact I might just go do that…

Posted by Mondayne on August 26, 2005 at 12:44 AM (PDT)

4

It is a nice stand for the ipod. I like the design similar to the iMac.

Posted by zipods.com on August 26, 2005 at 3:13 AM (PDT)

5

“Wimps. They caved under Apple’s pressure, after all…”

Easy to say when you’re not the guy running the small business that could be bankrupted in a legal battle with Apple.

“I can bend a piece of metal too. In fact I might just go do that…”

I agree the price is on the high side, but it’s much more than just a bent piece of metal. I have a Ped2 and find it to be a great cradle. Well made, high quality, and worth what I paid for it.

Posted by bipto in Minneapolis, MN on August 26, 2005 at 4:37 AM (PDT)

6

“Easy to say when you’re not the guy running the small business that could be bankrupted in a legal battle with Apple.”

NEWSFLASH: it’s even easy to say when you ARE the small guy under attack.

As it stands, I highly doubt fear of bankruptcy was the motivation for the cave-in. For starters, Apple would have to have solid legal ground to stand on before they could file suit or a trademark infringement action against Thought Out, and as I stated a number of times before here and elsewhere, Apple DOES NOT own the trademark on “iPed”. Fact is, Thought Out should’ve been more afraid of the two separate companies that do hold rights to ‘iPed’ than with any possible litigation from Apple.

No, T.O. (now WHERE have I heard those initials before? Must’ve been something equally fishy…) likely made this change because they were more fearful of getting on Apple’s bad side more than anything else.  Good from a business standpoint, WIMPS on principal. The Big Boy plays all whiney and throws its weight around, and the little boy sniffles chicken and is Out Thought.

Posted by flatline response on August 26, 2005 at 3:11 PM (PDT)

7

Thanks to “zipods” and “bipto” for honest input.

—Quality product are often copied, but never duplicated.-

Posted by Mike from THOUGHT OUT on August 29, 2005 at 8:52 PM (PDT)

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